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and small business. finally, president obama, please, ease up on all the regulations. i want to talk about this because nobody should be satisfied with 2% growth. let's talk to our friend dean baker from the center for economic and policy research. welcome to both of you. all right, dean, i think 2% is way too low. i think we should be striving for something that's more than twice and that history of america. why can't we get there? >> i agree that's way too low. your policies, they tried that unity, they're back in recession or maybe they're scraping along. that's not going to do it. the story here, two issues. one, we are going to see slower growth because we have lower population growth and that's because people didn't have kids 30 years old. i don't know if you want to blame president obama for that, that's strange, but you can do so. this was a qualitatively different type of recession. he had a housing bubble, it collapsed. that was not the nature of the recession in '74, '75, '81, '82. those were easy to get out of. easy to have strong growth because the fed deliberately raised inte
. >> what do you make of what obama said in the proposal -- we were talking about background checks, but he also says he wants to introduce a ban on military-style assault weapons. >> i find that in some ways a little hypocritical, considering president obama had a program called fast and furious that walked across the border thousands of so-called assault rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition, and an unbelievable amount of high-capacity magazines that have been used by violent criminals of drug cartels. >> why then do americans in the united states need these weapons? >> they have also killed hundreds of civilians, including women and children. why doesn't he try to find those guns and get them back -- it is his administration who put them out on the street. >> why is it that americans currently -- around 300 million guns in private hands in the united states. why then do americans need some any guns? >> we have a lot people. a lot of people like to have guns for different purposes. a hand gun for self-defense, a rifle for target shooting, a shotgun for skeet shooting. we fought a roll
. it's expected it will be a strategy session on the debt limit talks next week. president obama has said he will not negoatiate on raising the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling, while house republican leader john boehner is insisting a debt increase would have to be accompanied by spending cuts to programs such as medicare. boehner has promised a vote tomorrow on $51 billion in aid to hurricane sandy vicitms. theres alot up in the air at boeing after a series of leaks and electrical glitches last week involving its latest aircraft, dubbed the 787 dreamliner. the faa will begin reviewing how the airliner is designed, manufacturered and assembled, with particular attention to the miles of electrical wiring used instead of heavier hydrallic systems. in a statement, boeing says "we are never satisfied while there is room for improvement. we welcome this opportunity to conduct this joint review." joe schwieterman of depaul university says it is too early for investors to be worried. "investors get nervous when there are these rollouts and there are problems. if this gets worse, boeing's stock
to a broader question under obama. we have come to talk about this stuff of 5 million green jobs and international treaties. it's hard to do any of that. so you're not going to produces 5 million green jobs, negotiating a global treaty is hard work and obama has been no better than george w. bush was. a lot of people have stopped talking about those issues have gotten involved in specific small things, like reversing their position on cracking, which used to be seen as a green energy and a lot of people are opposing. neil: maybe this is a healthy development for folks like you and people have come to realize that you have to have money to invest. >> we do. public investments are going on. they're going of the united states. >> but it's not coming out of thin air. >> okay, but it's not an investment. we are investing. $70 billion. >> not entirely, it is creating green energy jobs. >> do think you're getting as much bang for the buck trying to do so? >> well, yes, we are anticipated to see 4.4 million jobs. neil: but what about this year? i would check back. >> you know, if you loo
the airport and san jose. >> we are watching and washington. president obama is expected to talk more about controlling gun violence. >> it is a cold morning here in the bay area. >> as we take a look at the numbers currently it is in the upper 20's and 30's. we are below freezing in vallejo. fairfield is waking up to mid 30's. the temperatures are running very similar like yesterday. the wins are a factor in vallejo. it is a really cold morning of the wins are not around the bay area. the air is not mixing all around. the coldest temperatures are just hitting the ground. when we reached that afternoon it should be very pleasant. some spots will climb into the low 60's. as we look a head to the weekend it will be very pleasant periods the temperatures will be warm. >> we continue to monitor a hot spot around the bay area. here is a quick commute check. will start at the bay bridge where things are just are in to slow in the cash lanes. in the east bay there is slow traffic for interstate 580. the rest of the east bay freeways are doing very well. the south bay freeway through the north bay
criminals. what obama didn't talk about what he is going to do about gang violence, what he is going to do about drug violence, the high murder rate in chicago and detroit -- none of this will any impact. >> neil: do executive actions like this hold up? when franklin roosevelt, passed the supreme court, they said you went too far. how long does it take and what is the process? we have two dozen executive actions taken today. how many and how long get undone? >> roosevelt proposed legislation and his own democratic house and his own vice president, former speaker of the house -- obama doesn't believe in legislation. i believe it's unconstitutional. the attempt to compel private citizens to report on private citizens under the guise it my save a child. we could deputize anybody on that. >> neil: maybe by blitzing this out today, he made it more difficult for guys like you to pick him apart. he may say, well, the majority nd i'm going to win.g to get >> i would say half of these absolute crap, just p.r. junk that he put together with his cabinet -- i'm ordering on you to do a report. why does
. talking guns, money and butter. butter fat to be precise. president obama inviting children to his gun policy announce many earlier today. just as the nra airs ads call is the president an elitist hypocrite for sending his children to school with armed guards. jane, is the use of children in the middle of these kinds of very, very polarized political debates, is it fair? is it right? >> i don't know. it is predictable, tyler. kids are upset about what happened at sandy hook and that's natural. i think guns, pardon the pun, make it an easy target. it is hard to to tell people that there are people in the world who are not right in the mind. >> john carnie, your thoughts? >> nothing new that children have been used for political pawns. i'm not sure this is the most rational way to conduct a political debate but it happens over and over again. >> i think the use of individuals, whether they are children, maybe especially children, being used as part of the scenery in a political event and whether the o 0rdnary people gathering around the president with a fiscal cliff thing, i think it is
sailors coming anytime soon. but we have to move on to the story that everybody is talking about. president obama signing 23 separate executive actions on gun violence today. and those actions could have a huge impact on the firearms industry. among other things, the president called for mandatory background checks for all gun sales and a ban on military assault style weapons and high-capacity magazines. which would make the weapon on the top legal and the weapon on the bottom illegal. even though they are essentially the same gun that fires the same ammunition. this topic is obviously controversial and we will explore every option of it with the money power panel. the owner of a gun range in louisville, kansas, and owner of young democrats of america. and a gun enthusiast from new jersey who uses the very type of firearms caught in the midst of this firearms debate. i will start with you, emily. a series of statistics in reference to what the president said in the press conference. conference. he said the executive orders that his proposals are designed to lower gun violence in
work and obama has been no better than george w. bush was. a lot of people have stopped talking about those issues have gotten involved in specific small things, like reversing their position on cracking, which used to be seen as a green energy and a lot of people are opposing. neil: maybe this is a healthy development for folks like you and people have come to realize that you have to have money to invest. >> we do. public investments are going on. they're going of the united states. >> but it's not coming out of thin air. >> okay, but it's not an investment. we are investing. $70 billion. >> not entirely, it is creating green energy jobs. >> do think you're getting as much bang for the buck trying to do so? >> well, yes, we are anticipated to see 4.4 million jobs. neil: but what about this year? i would check back. >> you know, if you look at every sector -- neil: my argument is that we have not delivered on some of this. i just don't think certain things have panned out. >> it's about money and people don't see a return for their investment. they say, okay, you will will go along w
. president obama is talking about reducing gun violence. joe biden is speaking right now. killed trying to save those hildren. >>> six members of the staff killed trying to save those children. it's been hard for the nation to comprepare hend. hard for the nation -- comprepare hend and hard for the -- comprehend and hard for the nation to fathom. time is not measured in days but is measured in minutes, in seconds since you received that news. another minute without your daughter, another minute without your sun. another minute without your wife, another minute without your mom. i want to personally thank chris and lynn mcdonald who lost their be and for again the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire, i admire the grace and the resolve that you all have showing. and i must say i've been deeply affected by your faith as well. and the president and i are going to do everything to try to match the resolve you demonstrated. no one can know for certain if this senseless act could have been prevented but we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to do everything in
. >>> battles of the second term. lawmakers talking about what president obama faces. watch this. seems like to me it is a lot like the old combativeness. remember the president said during the campaign that you can't solve problems from inside washington. there is only one guy that can actually lead in washington in a way that can find a solution to big problems and that is the president. he speaks in general terms. he likes the executive order approach a whole lot the better than the legislative approach. >> well, i think there is again where i think common ground does exist on the need to reduce the deficit in a balanced way that is going to help the economy grow amongst democrats on the hill and a few republicans. the barrier to the progress is not the president. we need to see more republicans in congress willing to compromise. >> there you have it. that is the grounds for the discussion that is going to be going on for some time i would expect. joining me now the anchor of "fox news sunday," chrisuaual wallace. good to be with you on a sunday, which is really your day. it strikes me an
't use that in talking to a reporter because the humor that was done on the barack obama campaign's tumbler and all of those things, i loved it. >> but it could be off message. you go through these intense campaign, you've got thousands of e-mails then you unplugged no internet for a week. what did youern from that experience, harper? >> i set out -- i realized i was addicted to e-mail. i think we all tra v that. i was at dinner with my wife and i was like "just a second." >> what are you talking about? i don't know what you mean! >> so i realized that we went from getting thousands of e-mails to suddenly like ten and it was a little bit -- i think there's a lot of ego in technology and so it's a little bit like i was like aren't i important? what happened? what happened? >> so you decided to opt out? >> i wanted to just put a distance between that part of my life and what was coming up next because i figured it's going to ramp up again but i wanted to have this tiny bit of time where i could just read. >> tell our viewers what was the best thing you read when you unplugged? >> i
the inauguration of president obama, our daily download team-- lauren ashburn and howard kurtz, talk to the man who designed the winning side's digital strategy. >> joining us is harper reed, a high tech executive who served as chief technology officer for president obama's reelection campaign. welcome, harper. >> hello. >> hello. >> we spent a year talking about the role of social media in the campaign. how important were twitter, facebook, and +*eupbs gram to e campaign? >> well, it was -- it's interesting to look at 2008 versus 2012. because in 2008 things were just starting -- >> pelley: . >> they were new toys. >> people weren't using them. i like to say like my mom wasn't using them, you know? as more people use these, as more people -- america starts using these they're incredibly important, as you can imagine. >> and are they important because when you get friends or followers on facebook or twitter or tumble -r, amplifying the campaign's message, is that better than hearing it from a politician? >> i think it's more genuine. if i share with you and you're friends on facebook you listen to
using emotion than he did talking about his actual plans themselves. an emotional president obama unveiled his plan in front of an audience that included parents of newtown victims. >> she dreamed of becoming a painter. chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. for grace. >> the president outlined four major points. each one evoked memories of past mass shootings. >> we will make sure mental health professionals know their options for reporting threats of violence. >> reporter: this action makes it easier to share mental health records with authorities, a move that could have identified seung-hui cho as a threat before the virginia tech massacre. >> congress should restore a ban on military-style assault weapons and a ten-round limit for magazines. >> reporter: the previous ban expired in 2004. the gun used in newtown, connecticut is the kind that would be banned. he wants a limit on ammunition that could hav
. fashion and the first lady is what we're talking about. we got a sneak peek at what michelle obama will be wearing for tomorrow's big day. she's going to show off those famous arms. we know she has the great new hairstyle with the bangs. she's going to look great. >>> also coming up, how about a five-pound meal for your sunday brunch? look at that. whoo! we'll meet one woman who is up to the challenge coming up in "fixation." a little teaser for your sunday brunch. >>> but first we are learning more about the man accused of carrying out that fake girlfriend hoax on football star manti te'o. >> while te'o tries to salvage his dignity and hopes of an nfl career, the spotlight is turning to the man te'o accuses of carrying out the charade that lasted for years and matt gutman is where he is training. >> reporter: good morning, and now to create this imaginary world around manti te'o's fake girlfriend, the prankster enlisted family members, even his 9-year-old sister. now, we don't know what the motivation for all of this is but we do know what the inspiration may have been, his own r
in talks with president obama over spending cuts. >> president obama second inauguration is days away, but do not expect the same as you saw the last time around. this jury will be scaled down. only 900,000 people are attending which is half as many as attended in 2009. this year's preparations have been replete it. the real president will have to swearing ins. he will have a public ceremony on monday, a private one the day before. he will use two bibles, one owned by abraham lincoln, and of our martin luther king jr.. >> you will be able to watch the inauguration ceremony live with during the kron4 morning news on monday. it was started 8:30 a.m. in the morning. we will also have a parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel. >> we will be right back. >> we will be right back. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. wwoç that's why i got them . warm flaky pastry with delicious sweet filling my kids will love. plus i get two boxtops for their
to be discussion. people have to talk about it. >> pelley: one weapon mr. obama wants banned is the military- style ar-15 semiautomatic rifle. the ar-15 was used in newtown, in the colorado movie theater massacre, and in that mall shooting in october. in all three shootings, the guns were equipped with high-capacity ammunition magazines holding between 30 and 100 rounds. the national rifle association was consulted by the vice president's panel, but today the n.r.a. described its opposition to this new plan as the "fight of the century." bill plante sat down today with the president of the n.r.a., david keene. >> reporter: you're against the ban on these so-called assault weapons because you don't believe that they're used in that many crimes. >> well, they're not. they're not used in very many crimes, and all the statistics show that. anybody who dies from any reason at the hands of a criminal or somebody who is insane-- or in an accident, for that matter-- is a tragedy. nobody is saying it isn't. but what i am saying is, banning these firearms is not going to accomplish very much. >> reporter: wh
agreed with him before on the show where i did talking about barack obama. melissa: i did? >> barack obama coming to new york. mayor bloomberg said don't come. melissa: you're right. keep me honest. i love you. >> that is at least twice i know. melissa: you keep me honest. >> twice you have done that you do the same to me. melissa: anytime come to the city, give me a call. i owe awe drink. >> i'll be there. melissa: i love you. you're the best. >> you're the best, thanks. melissa: if you want to be a school teacher should like kids, i don't know, i think. this ohio teacher is suing her former school district over her rare phobia of children. she has a phobia of children. she is teacher! this is bizarre details. at the end of the day that it is all about money. ♪ ♪ [ slap! ] [ slap! slap! slap! slap! ] ow! ow! [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums ♪ . >> i think a lot of us would agree too much money is wasted every year on ridiculous lawsu
's getting a major boost from one of these themes. i'm talking about the incredible rally in the temporary staffing companies. companies that provide temps to other businesses and how it's being fueled in part by the pending implementation of obama care next year. which is one of the themes i told you about last week, the government made me do it theme. the staffing companies are in flago right now. and i think they'll stay that way for the rest of the year. the reasons? some has to do with anticipation of the obama health care act, which i'll talk about this in a minute. they are ultrasensitive to changes in the labor market. temporary employment is more cyclical than regular labor market. temps are the first to get fired in a downturn and the first to be hired when the economy comes back. and coming back is exactly what the economy is doing right now. ♪ hallelujah just today we saw the jobless claims drop to the lowest level in five years. >> house of pleasure. >> plus, while full-time employment was only up 1.4% in 2012, the total number of temporary employees increased by 6.2. that r
on this day a new president must be sworn in so before noon in the blue room at the white house barack obama will take the oath of office in a small private ceremony. tomorrow the big public swearing in. coming up, we're going to talk to george stephanopoulos about how much the president can really get done in a second term. >> their ceremony will be a bit more subdued than four years ago. >> a little smaller. >>> also new details about the alleged mastermind behind the fake dead girlfriend hoax involving college football star manti te'o. who is he, and has he ever done anything like this before? >> there's a lot of eerie similarities between the life of the alleged hoaxster and the life of the character he is accused of inventing. we'll get to that. >>> you may have heard about the uproar over the stunning, shocking discovery that subway's footlong subs are sometimes shorter than advertised. ron claiborne is drawing up litigation as we speak. we were able to get an official response from the company overnight. wait till you hear how they are playing this one. >> we are going to have food on
. amber lee is live, after talking with campaign volunteers who managed to get a ticket to the sear moan. amber? >> julie, tonight, we met two women who campaigned for president obama. they're now preparing to attend his inauguration. >> it's my first time, i am so excited. >> reporter: she picked up her ticket to the inauguration today, after being among the winners of a lottery from congressman joe miller's office. the 70-year-old had her nails done this afternoon. >> look. i'm so excited. >> reporter: she showed off her pride in the president. >> we worked so hard, then to have him be reelected, i can't stop grinning. >> reporter: brown is prepared for the winter chill of washington, d.c., and is packing the proper clothes for the festivities. her focus is on how the president will shape the future. >> i feel like there's a chance that my grandchildren will grow up in a country similar to the one that i grew up in. >> reporter: pamela maid mcdonald of oakland is scrambling to find affordable airfare so she can fly out. >> this time, it's less of a euphoric experience. now, i think we'
there is enough dark thought of barack obama and the emerging tyranny. it was a large defense of the people against an overbearing and oppressive state. >> if you hear the rhetoric, they are talking about marble. they loved petitions. it shows them a majority want this. he even talked about the mandate. the mandate from the people to do whatever he wants to do. he has a mandate to act as president and not rewrite the constitution. >> you are frightened. >> absolutely. the government is responsible for some of the horrors of our history. >> americans flocked to gun stores to stock up. sales rising dramatically as the owners hope to preempt a possible ban. there are four times as many gun retailers as there are mcdonald's restaurants. in europe, we have accepted the idea that only the state and only the authorities should legitimately use violence. >> my response is that people in europe have been kowtowed to the point over the years that they don't know that they are missing all of these rights that we have over here. we have had that right for so long, it is ingrained in the american spirit
his recommendations to president obama this tuesday on ways to curb gun violence. coming up about month after the school shootings in connecticut, speculation is growing on what he will propose and also the arguments on sunday political talk shows. peter doocy has more on the plan expected to be unveiled this week. is the nra changing their tune on gun control? >> reporter: no, they are not. david keen is still steamed that obama administration is putting emphasis on it. he doesn't think he is tag their concerns seriously. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically that they question that they would address what can we do to prevent these kinds of things in the future. the evidence shows that an assault weapons ban are not going to do that. what will do it is doing something about a broken mental health system that allows people that potentially violent to be the streets. >> reporter: furthermore, the nra is making it clear they don't think there are enough members of congress that favor an assault weapons ban to pass one. >> gregg: it's quite the face-off. is the nra's
of representatives to continue talks on reducing gun violence and is joined by attorney general holder and other cabinet members. he'll give president obama a comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. lawmakers say the connecticut school shooting transformed the country and americans are ready for stricter gun laws. the national rifle association says it has enough support in congress to block any new laws banning assault weapons. >> four local counties are sponsoring a gun guy back tomorrow and marin county is the drop off point. they raised $40,000 to pay for the weapons. officials say cashing in the firearms is a fitting tribute to nonviolence on martin luther king's birthday on tuesday. people can get $200 for a semi-automatic rifle and shotguns and $100 for other firearms. those who turn in violent video games can get up to $10 if there is still money available. locations open tomorrow from 11:00 in the morning until 8:00 p.m. at police stations in the area including st. andrew's church in marin city. >> 25-year-old man accused 6 raping a san francisco woman during a robbery is in
report, a special guest to talk about what four more years of president obama could look like. well, tonight, disturbing new developments at the natural gas plant where an american and other foreign workers were taking hostage last week. algerian forces are searching for explosives on that huge complex grounds, because they feel like the place may be booby trapped and in their search they're finding dozens of additional bodies. no one knew just how many people had died at the hands of the terrorists there. some of the bodies, so badly disfigured they couldn't tell if they were terrorists or hostages. tonight we know, they were all hostages, doubling the numbers of victims in the attack, tonight the body count could be 80 hostages and terrorists found to date. so far we've been told at least one of the victims is an american. algerian special forces stormed the complex yesterday as we told you, bringing the four-day siege to an end. well, right now, next door to algeria, the fight against terrorists going on in the african nation of mali. today, french forces extending deployment in
about business. >> let's talk about obama care. it's to cover all health care employees. you have compared that to fascism. why? >> i thank was a bad choice of words on my part. i regret that. >> do you really? >> yes. >> first socialism, then fascism. what is it now? >> it has a socialism like a dictate orship. know e we no longer have free enterprise capitalism in health care. it's not a system any longer where people are able to innovate not based on voluntary exchange. the government is directing it. we need a new word for it. >> i'm less concerned about the word but why are you so opposed. why did you use a word like that? >> i'm a businessman, a capitalist. i believe in the free market. i believe in letting people voluntarily exchange with each other for gain. >> here's an interests quote from a new yorker profile of you. the man who has done as much as anyone to bring the natural food movement into the mainstream is also a vocal libertarian, orthodox free market and an add miezier or milton and reagan. that expresses your political philosophy? >> i a
brand and it appears he fell badly. the love did not rub off of oprah on to lance. >> let's talk about the inauguration monday. barack obama. take a look at the official white house photograph from 2009 and now in 2013. the presidency does age us, isn't it, neil? >> it certainly does. almost as bad as trying to run a media website. but seriously, obviously, when you see these pictures, before and after the presidents, you're like wow, i'm glad i didn't get a day older myself. it is a tough job and obviously particularly partisan, nasty. sort of things that tear at you internally. that's what's been going on the last four years. you got to feel for the guy. >> let's not go back to 2007 when we met. >> it is like dog years. salt and pepper looks okay on him. when i'm 51, i hope i'm in raz descent of shape. >> yeah. good basketball player. >>> quick programming note. on monday, we will have special coverage of the second inauguration of president barack obama. beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern on monday here on cnbc. simon? >> in the meantime, millions of dollars worth of classic cars on th
. you know, in policies, kind of according to what president obama wanted to do yesterday. >> let's talk about that. the president unveiled plans to curb gun violence yesterday. i want to listen to part of what he said. >> okay. >> congress should restore a ban on military style assault weapons and a ten-round limit for magazines. the type of assault rifle used in aurora, for example, when pared with a high-capacity magazine has one purpose. to pump out as many bullets as quickly as possible. >> it looks unlikely that the president will get ab assault ban by the senate. how do you feel about that? >> you know, just the fact that he is hearing our plea not only from aurora, but from newtown, from tucson, from all of these different places, you know, our pleas are being heard, and that is that we hope that, you know, other -- there are other people out there every day, getting killed, and we're trying to c b curb -- get some kind of policy in place so 34 people aren't affected every day due to gun violence. >> almost two weeks ago, you mentioned what would help you heal if cinemark would
talking this morning about president obama's announcing new gun control measures that will happen today and there's a new movie that explores gun ownership from a unique perspective, the transformation of someone that buys a gun for protection. here's a little bit of a short film which is called "gun." >> got a problem, bro? >> yeah. >> i have a gun! >> spencer gillis is the writer and director of the short. it's premiering on the sundance film festival on gun appreciation day. nice to have you with us. the film opens with a wife and man in bed who hears someone in their house and it starts in the middle of what must be the most terrifying thing, there's an intruder, he opens the door, he sees the intruder and someone is going through their stuff. tell me what this story's about. >> really it's about the influence of power on the human mind, you know, you have a man who buys a gun and it leads to these dark fantasies that he starts to have and it just takes him down a path that could have very serious consequences. >> what was your point? i mean, are you a gun advocate? are you an anti-
discusses what the inauguration means to him and to the nation and talks about his admiration of president lincoln and dr. martin luther king junior. president obama's inauguration is monday. >> washington gearing up for the 57th inauguration. crews busy getting everything in place. and it's lower than the $8 million. the number is higher than previous inauguration autos abc 7 coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of abc "good morning america". we'll stream coverage live from washington on abc 7 news.com starting at 6:30 monday morning so onair, and online. >> so how are apple, google and microsoft doing? plus more trouble at fox con. >> yes. we're live from bloomberg west with that and more on your bloomberg after the bell report. hi, emily. >> good afternoon, google's ceo larry page, tim cook and microsoft ceo will be facing wall street next week. the companies report earnings for the holiday quarter. it's the first time in three years they're expecting earnings to fall year over year. and it's apple wednesday, shares under pressure since septembe
parenting or popular culture are to blame. let's talk a bit more on the politics here of gun control. listen, what president obama proposed is sweeping and it's huge. the conversation now is what can actually get passed? give us a sense of what measures go passed? >> very little can get passed in the next couple of years. there's no doubt it's an emotionally charge issue. the polling numbers show that there does seem to be some movement at the public at large. but in congress there's simply is not. particularly among republicans and house republicans specifically. you talk to these members. teen moderate members in suburban districts even those in the northeast. they hear very little from their constituents in terms of stricter gun laws. i don't think there's any appetite among republicans to bring a bill to the floor in the house. >> so why do this then? you know, you have john boehner speaker of the house saying it's the senate's job and joe scarborough talks about how the nra being on the fringe now and the republicans are up against it in terms of an identity in their party. is this sort
the nra stands by the idea that president obama will see abolish? >> yes. charles: we will talk to you again soon. we believe this will be one of the fights of the century. i want to interest -- introduce jenna diana, scott page, judge andrew napolitano is here and as always nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. you heard the interview. what your thoughts? >> this -- the nra is way off. no one is trying to take away the second amendment or guns. they're trying to control something that is out of control. there's no reason for high-capacity magazines or assault weapons. i went on line with my i had last night and was ready to buy one. is ridiculous. there is already control in place what type of weapon we can have. moving that bar another step to control that might save lives and make a difference in this country we have to change. it is out of control and the nra is doing nothing but promoting fear and confusion. >> legislatively obama will have a hard time pushing these through with magazines, reinstating an assault ban rifle, have a hard time with democrats i
's just have this conversation without hurling political accusations, you know. i usually oppose mr. obama's economic policies. on this one he laid them out. let's have a talk about it. if we can come up with something better fine. anyway thank you ben, thank you la smp lars, thank you nan. >> the faa just announced grounding the 787 boeing dreamliner until further notice. how crushing is this for boeing. the big airlines themselves, phil lebeau has a live report for us in just a moment and later in the show the debt battle seems to be tearing conservatives apart. once between i say do not play chicken with the debt ceiling and risk a default. by free market coke brothers agree. a new team of conservatives seems to be ignoring that advice and i think they are wrong but we'll debate it and don't forget, folks, free market capitalism is still the best path to prosperity. this is still the greatest country in the world. let us figure out our problems and we'll continue to greatness. i'm kudlow. we'll be right back. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of the red. thi
voted for refusing to raise the debt ceiling in 2006, talking about president obama. >> let me give you a history. when i came to the congress in 1977, one of the first days i was there, tip o'neill saw me, said, you look like a nice young guy, we need somebody to carry out the trash. he said carrying out the trash is passing the debt limit increase. i spent five years. this is a crazy story, doing little else than going to my colleagues in the domestemocraty to get a vote in the debt ceiling. everybody wanted to vote against it because it could be used against them in the election. everybody knew it had to pass and every time it would pass by one or two votes after i worked on it for weeks and weeks. i said, this is crazy. everybody knows you have to pass it, you already spent the money, like going in a restaurant and saying, i don't want to pay the bill. that's cracrazy. we passed something called the gephardt bill when you pass the budget, you pass the debt ceiling automatically to accommodate those budget figures. yes, you're right. this issue raises all the deficit issues. it shoul
today he ruled out his plan which has a price tag of $500 million. president obama footing his signature on 23 executive orders today all meant to address a gun-control in month of talk less byled by vice president joe biden about what can be done after the new town connecticut school shooting it includes researching the causes of gun violence encouraging more school safety officers tracing guns in criminal investigation and the rest more controversial plan is in the hands of congress. i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. first it's time for congress to require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun of course the gun debate also stirs up the mental health debate doctors can ask patients whether they own a gun and remind them to report any threats of violence the proposal generating some support but likely not enough. this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on weapons. while the president may have been surrounded by suppo
priorities in order, a one of the real problems with president obama is his priorities seem to be a mess. instead of talking about spending control, we're talking about gun control. instead of talking about solid, long-term economic solutions to help turn around the economy, we're talking about minting a trillion dollar coin. this is a president who seems to be sort of thumbing his nose at what really needs to be done in this next term. i mean, instead he's doing a power grab to secure his legacy. neil: you know, ilya, he's not the first president to try to go beyond an election and take what was a victory if terms of a -- in terms of a striking mandate. fdr did it, richard nixon tried it, george bush in his re-election tried it. are there differences here? anything noteworthy here? i mean, obviously, he's trying to get past a resistant congress to a lot of his proposals, and this styying of a lot of his proposals. are you worried about the way he's doing it? >> well, of course, i'm worried about it. this is why we have three branches of government. any president of any party at any time
morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we start this hour talking about a major announcement from president obama and the vice president, joe biden. next hour they will unveil their plan to fight gun violence in america. and they'll be joined by several families of newtown shooting victims and children who wrote letters about gun violence. here's what we're experting. according to an official familiar with the situation the president will press for a ban on high capacity magazines and assault weapons, push for universal background checks and request funds be made available to treat mental illness and enhance school safety. dan lothian joins us now. the nra is on the attack before they have seen the plan. >> it's a controversial ad the nra has released. it's not only going after the president and suggesting he's an elitist, but also going after the first daughters. it is an ad that is clearly aimed at sort of defending their position, which is they believe as the president looks to have these two tracks, one put pressure on congress to pass some of this -- these r
that as an amen moment or listen to the president or not yesterday and you start talking ant and some lawmakers referred to him as king obama and tyranny, is that fringe or is that a larger portion of the nra's supporters and not just its leadership? >> well, i think it's a little of both. they have a longer ad which is about four minutes and as they sort of lay out the double down on this idea of the president's kids, mentioned david gregory's kids, as well. they have a ticker showing the nra membership going up because of the fight. the nra in this ad, it isn't about truth but propaganda. it is about ginny up support of gun lobby, for buying guns. it's about ginnying up a membership and donors to that organization. and they do that very well. i mean, i think historically, when's happened to the nra is the court controversy and in that way they become more powerful because they're able to swell their membership. >> so in fairness, chris, i won't ask you relating to republicans but to some democrats, joe manchin's comments regarding the president said i'm disappointed the president did not reco
obama's 49th birthday. i'm sure she loves we're all talking about that. it's not clear what her and the president's plans are, but our brianna keilar had this exchange with white house press secretary, jay carney. >> and finally it's the first lady's birthday today, i believe. >> it is. >> can you tell us anything about how the president and the first family are celebrating her birthday? >> i don't want to ruin the surprise. >> anything that may have already happened? >> no, you know -- >> he's not waiting until the very end of the day to acknowledge -- >> you know, that's a personal thing. i don't have anything for that on you -- on that for you. >> we do know that mrs. obama launched a new twitter account today, @flotu. and wolf's favorite breaking news of the day, and she tweeted out a photo, revealing a new look, get this bangs, everybody! so the first lady celebrating her birthday with a new hairdo and of course happy birthday. >> very happy birthday to the flotus, the first lady of the united states, as opposed to the potus, the president of the un
again. ♪ >>> okay. it is the friday "pulse," stories you're going to be talking about today and throughout the weekend. we want to send a belated happy birthday to first lady michelle obama, who turned 49 yesterday. >> she is one of the most photographed women on the planet. known for her sense of style. what do you think? >> here is, drumroll, please. the new do. the first lady is sporting bangs. we're going to see more of michelle obama and her bangs this weekend, when festivities get under way for the president's second inauguration. what do you think? >> do you like it? >> nice change of pace. >> with guys, you can't do a whole lot. >> shave it all out. >> we can change the cut and the color. >>> movie news. ail pacino is going to play former penn state coach joe paterno. check them out side-by-side. it's not a bad match. imagine that? >> when he puts the glasses on, he's a ringer. the film's tentative title is "happy valley," based on the best-seller about joe paterno. no word on when this will be released. >>> we have a happy ending to report for the two, little girls
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